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A Man's Story (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 March 2012 (UK)
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A documentary about fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.

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Varon Bonicos
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Credited cast:
Ozwald Boateng ... Himself
Giorgio Armani ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bay ... Himself
Paul Bettany ... Himself
Richard Branson ... Himself
Gabriel Byrne ... Himself
Don Cheadle ... Himself
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Himself
Laurence Fishburne ... Himself
Jamie Foxx ... Himself
Jesse Jackson ... Himself
Spike Lee ... Himself
Brian McKnight ... Himself
Prince Charles ... Himself
Wolfgang Puck ... Himself
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Tailor to Hollywood's A-list, and a superstar in his own right, Ozwald Boateng is a dynamic force of energy, passion and colour. 1998: already celebrated as one of the most talented menswear designers in the world, Ozwald Boateng is about to go bankrupt and divorce his first wife. Through luck and circumstance director Varon Bonicos is able to switch on a camera. It continues to roll for the next twelve years. What emerges is a groundbreaking film that takes us on an exhilarating behind-the-scenes ride into the world of high fashion with one of one of the most influential menswear designers of his generation. Ending in 2010 when Boateng closes London Fashion Week with the biggest menswear show in history, Bonicos is able to get behind the headlines and chart Boateng's singular dream to succeed. Instinctive, flawed and generous, A Man's Story goes to the very heart of what Boateng has spent an entire career trying to distil: "what it is to be a man." Written by Trinity Filmed Entertainment

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What is it to be a man? See more »

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,612
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Dolby Digital

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TROUBLE IN PARADISE
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Written by James Lavelle, Pablo Clements, Aidan Lavelle, Philip Sheppard
Courtesy of Surrender All Ltd
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Fashioned Life

A Man's Story is all i hoped for and more, after seeing R J Cutler's The September Issue, and A Man's Story back to back to indulge my fashion alter ego. Whereas Cutler's camera clumsily follows Anna Wintour and the industry's biggest names, whom are carefully shown to positively cower before her, Varon Bonicos's camera is an extension of time and space. I know its wrong to compare films as both different but with Fashion film sadly, they all seem to follow the same path ie that of a brand PR extension. The September issue is only really about Vogue and not the technically dreary woman who sees fashion as a business and "The September Issue" a brand extension , director R J Cutler is indeed a great filmmaker, and I feel that under the circumstances his creation was amazing but after seeing Varon Bonicos's A Man's Story - oddly underrated breakthrough documentary film about black UK tailor and men's guru designer Ozwald Boateng - I now retrospectively crave the reality of A Man's Story in "The September Issue" and indeed in all the fashion documentaries i have watched other than perhaps Valentino's last. In my opinion Bonicos's crafted this genius movie without upsetting Mr Boateng and really getting into the heart of Ozwald Boateng's luxury and golden pillared reality that has become his life. I look forward to Varon Bonicos's next fashion documentary, perhaps Mr Armani would make sense .RR


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